Post # 1
I’m looking for some opinions on this dress. I have officially purchased it which I am so excited about! Now I have to decide whether I would like to line the bodice or not. My mother and I are leaning towards lining the front and leaving the back alone but my sister and my other bridesmaids don’t think I should line it at all. They don’t think it is too obvious from a distance. I am not getting married in a church but I still think there is something to be said for being “wedding appropriate”. Oh, it’s a Paloma Blanca 4738. What do you think?
Post # 2
Personally I think you should line the front. I can’t stand seeing wedding dresses that are sheer in that area. It’s just a pet peeve of mine.
Post # 3
I seem to have an unpopular opinion but I say leave it! I have seen many sheer bodices that are much more obvious, but this one is very subtle! It adds a unique element to the all lace dress! You really can’t tell from a distance.
Post # 4
I would line the front and leave the back. But if you’re comfortable with it as is, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I just wouldn’t be comfortable with something so sheer.
Post # 5
I would line the whole thing. I had the same issue with my dress and I lined it. I don’t like the trend of wedding dresses that look like lingerie – especially when you can see the corset boning. I think it looks trashy.
Post # 6
It’s extremely subtle and well done. I say leave it. You look beautiful in that dress!
Post # 7
What a gorgeous dress! You look stunning in it! I would probably line both the front and back. It is such a beautiful dress and I feel like the sheer bodice is almost too much of an eye catcher.
Post # 8
If it were me, I’d line the front! However, it isn’t SUPER obvious on you and it looks pretty. And you’re not getting married in a church, so modesty unnecessary. Leave the back for sure!
Post # 9
I’d line the whole thing to avoid it looking odd where the lining cuts off. Like the first poster, I have a peeve about sheer bodice wedding dresses – wear lingerie on the wedding night and dress decently for the public during the event (and yeah, I know this particular dress does not look like lingerie, but I’m making a blanket statement for my own prudish opinion)
Post # 10
I don’t think you look trashy in your dress… Not at all. Minimal cleavage, no leg, back isn’t low… Why not have a semi-sheer bodice IF YOU LIKE IT! Just do what makes you comfortable.
My recommendation from experience working in a bridal salon with hundreds of brides every year is to do what’s comfortable for you. It sounds like you and your mom already found a happy medium with lining the front only. No- there will not be a tacky or distracting cutoff line. The lining will stop at your sides where your arms naturally rest and furthermore you can use one of the corset bones as a cutoff point to further integrate the lining into the original design. You can also use a semi sheer organza as lining so only a tiny hint of skin will show through.
And I will repeat… YOU DO NOT LOOK TRASHY. Your dress is beautiful.
Post # 12
Generally I do not like sheer bodices…it tends to look like lingerie and boning showing is usually not a nice look. However, yours is pretty subtle…at least in the lighting from the pics. It may be more noticeable in other lighting. I would line the front and leave the back.
Post # 13
leave it alone!! you look beautiful bee!
Post # 14
I would line the whole thing. Not because it’s inappropriate, but because the unlined area isn’t really distinct from a design perspective, so to me it almost looks like the lining is unintentionally missing. Not immodest though, and the dress fits you perfectly and is otherwise so beautiful!
Post # 15
I’m a bit undecided on the lining isuse but you certainly look stunning in your dress. You have all the necessary attributes to pull off the strapless look ( good cleavage, nice shoulders etc). The sheer front is subtley sexy and gives it a slightly theatrical edge. It’s not over the top at all but lining it won’t dimish it’s appeal. If you line it you will lose the vertical linesof the boning (and they look great to me…but probably the dress will still look great without them)
Really I’m not much help here but I think the dress is a total winner.